Category: Leadership

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Pastors and Parishioners

With nearly 30 years in ministry experience, I have seen church structures of all types in countries spreading four continents. These churches reflect small house gatherings, community centers of faith, and even large religious enterprises. Some of these church type structures are small, some large, some with plain architecture and others resembling ornate colonial type …

Messages: Honoring My Heroes

Most children grow up inspired by tales of heroes—men and women who are made aware of a wrongdoing and set out to make it right without consideration of their own personal welfare. They watch with amazement at the adventures of characters such as the Lone Ranger or Superman or Frodo Baggins facing insurmountable odds and …

Three-Dimensional Pastoral Ministry

While the preaching role of the pastor is perhaps the most visible element of ministry, most would agree that these ministers actually fulfill a three dimensional ministry of preaching, teaching and counseling. In this article, I’d like to explore how each of these roles serve to benefit the health and wholeness of the local church. …

Anointed for the Mission

What is the best sermon that you have ever heard? No one has ever preached a better sermon than the first one that Jesus preached in His hometown of Nazareth. Luke recorded this sermon because, of all the things that he wanted us to know for sure, the most important is the good news of …

Four Keys to Successful Christian Leadership

A very wise and experienced leader recently darkened my doorway. He’s a man I’ve respected for many years. He’s always listened more than he’s spoken. For this reason, when he does speak, his words carry great weight. So when he showed up in my office, plopped down on the other side of my desk and …

How Do I Know if God Is Calling Me into Ministry?

1. First things first. Make sure you are fully committed to Jesus. A young man named Kelley felt a tug at his heart just about every time he went to church. He was convinced he was being called to preach. He made an appointment to talk to his pastor. As questions were asked, the pastor …

Discerniendo, identificando y equipando líderes ungidos

Yo tenía once años y quería ser un doctor; de tipo médico que utiliza bata blanca y realiza cirugías en los brazos, las piernas y el cerebro. Ingresé al Government High School, la prepa pública [escuela secundaria] más prestigiosa de las Bahamas, después de pasar el examen de admisión. El camino era claro. Sobresalir en …

The Leadership Qualities of Caleb

“. . . Because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land and his descendants will inherit it” (Numbers 14:24). Great Leaders are Humble One of the most overlooked leaders in the Bible is, without a doubt, Caleb. Notice, first of all, that God called …

Discerning, Identifying and Equipping Anointed Leaders

I was eleven and knew I wanted to be a doctor; the medical kind who wore starched-stiff, long white coats and operated on people’s arms, legs, and brains. I entered Government High School, the most prestigious public high school in the Bahamas, after passing the Common Entrance Exam. The path was clear. Excel in academics and stay on …